Doing the DofE award is a real adventure from beginning to end- it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise realise there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by!
DofE: An introductionWhat is it?
The DofE is an accredited programme of challenges. It aims to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for young people, which is of the highest quality and widest reach.Who can do it?
We are currently offering pupils in S5 the chance to gain a bronze award and pupils in S6, silver.
What ever level of award you’re doing you’ll create your own personal programme with the help of your Leader- you just have to choose one activity for each section. It’s up to you what you do for each one, so you can choose something that you’re really into or keen to have a go at. It’s all about setting yourself a challenge and feeling great when you achieve it!
Volunteering: This is your chance to make a real difference by helping someone, your community, the environment or an organisation. From being a Listener for the Samaritans or raising money for a cancer charity to helping out at an animal shelter it’s your chance to help others.
Physical: You can choose any sport, dance or fitness activity to get fitter, keep fit and get better at it! You could play for your local football team or learn to dance or take up something a little more unusual like octopushing or free running –it’s up to you- just choose something you’ll enjoy for up to 6 months!
Skills: Is there something you’ve always wanted to try or do you want to get better at your favourite hobby? Do it for your Skills section and get credit for it! Play the guitar, learn to drive, gain circus skills or even grow cacti - the sky’s the limit when it comes to skills.
Expedition: Highs, lows, great laughs, amazing memories- you’ll experience it all as you plan, train for and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad. You could find yourselves climbing, cycling, horse riding or walking- who knows where your expedition will take you!
Sometime choosing an activity for each section can seem like a difficult choice, don’t worry, this is your chance to try something new and totally different! Most participants will already be involved with an activity for at least one of these sections- there’s no reason why it can’t count towards the award!
There is a lot of scope in the programme for you to get credit for doing activities that you already enjoy. If you’re applying for university, college or even a job being able to add a DofE award to your CV/UCAS form will help.
Completing a DofE award really helps to broaden your horizons. During the course of a programme you’ll meet new people, experience new surroundings, improve your fitness and get to try new activities.
Above all else, it’s fun!
What is it?
eDofe is an innovative new way of logging your DofE programme. eDofE is an online platform which allows you to upload evidence of your progression, using a variety of media formats including blogging, vblogging, photographs, audio and video files. Showing off your progress has never been easier!
User guide: edofe_participants_guide.pdf
Trail Gear Guide: The following document has been assembled by Trail magazine, it features gear lists and also gear reviews.
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Training for the expeditions will usually take place in rm 027 with Mr Carrick on Friday lunchtimes or after school.
This is where you will log all of your activities and any photographs of you in action.